USE INFORMATICS TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE.
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Utilize Informatics to Improve Patient Care
The MSN post-master’s certificates from Queens University of Charlotte were designed for nurses who hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree and desire to expand career opportunities. The Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate gives you experience in the implementation of information and communication systems, study of their effectiveness and the education of nursing informatics and information technology.
You will benefit from 100 percent online instruction from faculty with hands-on experience in the field, and affordable tuition. Choose to study part-time or full-time and complete your certificate in three semesters.
Career Outlook: Apply Research to Practice
Our online nursing informatics program will prepare you to combine informatics research, information technology and communication systems in order to improve patient care.
As an informatics nurse, you would optimize the use and function of electronic medical records.1
Clinical Informatics Specialist:
As a clinical informatics specialist, you would analyze and document important patient data in order to improve the patient experience.2
Other titles you may qualify for:
- Clinical information specialist
- Clinical terminologist
- Nursing informatics analyst
- Information practice specialist
Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities.
The clinical informatics post-master’s certification includes 17 credit hours. You will study leadership principles and practices, financial management for nurse leaders, clinical information systems and healthcare data implementation, management and evaluation. Then, you will complete 225 clinical hours in a nursing informatics residency.
Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate (17 credit hours)
- NUR 661 Leadership Principles and Practices – 3 credits
- NUR 662 Financial Management for Nurse Leaders – 3 credits
- NUR 665 Clinical Information Systems – 3 credits
- NUR 666 Healthcare Data Implementation, Management and Evaluation – 3 credits
- NUR 669 Nursing Informatics Residency – 4 credits
Note: NUR 665, NUR 666, and NUR 669 will be offered in August 2021.
Course Spotlight: NUR 665 Clinical Information Systems
This course examines systems design life cycle, workflow support/analysis, data collection and application of technology to education, clinical simulation, workflow and professional development. Prerequisite: NUR 662.
Course Spotlight: NUR 666 Healthcare Data Implementation, Management and Evaluation
This course examines integration of systems, data warehousing, technical standards, archiving principles, backup processes, analysis, decision support systems and project planning in varied environments. Prerequisite: NUR 665.
To apply for the online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate from Queens, you’ll need:
- A completed application
- An MSN or Master of Nursing degree from Queens or another regionally accredited university
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic coursework
- A current, unrestricted license to practice nursing in the state where you intend to complete your practicum
This 17 credit hour certificate costs $572 per credit hour. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career.
Frequently Asked Questions
As you explore Queens’ Post-Master’s Certificates, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question not covered here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.
The current total tuition for the online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate is $9,350.
Yes, the online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate program is accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education). As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.
The online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate program includes five courses with topics in nursing leadership, financial management for nurse leaders, clinical information systems, and healthcare data implementation. Read more about the online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate.
Yes, Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s certificate students will complete a nursing informatics residency totaling 200 hours, which satisfies 4 credit hours. Read more about the online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate.
- PayScale (Feb. 29, 2020). Average Informatics Nurse Salary. Retrieved March 17, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Informatics_Nurse/Salary.
- PayScale (n.d.). Average Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary. Retrieved March 17, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Informatics_Specialist/Salary.